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Latest edition of Carrick History Book is published

Tom Walsh from Carrick-on-Suir a longstanding reader of the Nationalist, looks through the 'Nationalist Centenary Supplement 1890 - 1990' at the Heritage Centre in the town where he worked for many years as a local historian and Genealogist

Tom Walsh from Carrick-on-Suir a longstanding reader of the Nationalist, looks through the 'Nationalist Centenary Supplement 1890 - 1990' at the Heritage Centre in the town where he worked for many years as a local historian and Genealogist

Intriguing stories about a Carrick witch and a Butler family prophecy along with an account of Cromwell’s time in Carrick-on-Suir are all to be found in local historian Tom Walsh’s latest collection of historical articles.

The spring edition of Mr Walsh’s “Carrick-on-Suir History Book” series is published this week and features an eclectic range of interesting historical subjects about the town.

Mr Walsh from Pearse Square, Carrick-on-Suir researched and wrote all the articles in the 40-page book.

They include the story of Mary Doheny, the Carrick witch; Cromwell in Carrick 1649, The Lady in the White Dress about the Bessborough family, Bianconi’s coaches in Carrick and two articles on the Malcolmson tannery in Carrick including a piece on a worker killed there in the 19th century.

Tom, who is also well-known for his history walking tours of Carrick-on-Suir, says he is already working on the summer volume of his history series.

He thanked the more than 20 local patrons that made it possible to publish his books.

The new Carrick-on-Suir History Book costs €5 and is on sale in local bookshops and newspaper shops.

 

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